Dossier source accused of trying to entrap Papadopoulos with offer of $30,000 a month

Daily Caller:
In the wake of the revelation that an FBI informant lured George Papadopoulos to London during the 2016 campaign, the former Trump campaign adviser has grown skeptical of many of his contacts during and after the election, his wife says.

Papadopoulos’ contacts with the FBI informant — a former University of Cambridge professor named Stefan Halper — have been widely reported over the past several weeks. The 30-year-old Chicago native’s interactions with Joseph Mifsud and Alexander Downer, two diplomats who are key to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election, are also well known. (RELATED: Papadopoulos’ Wife: Trump Aide Was ‘Absolutely Not Involved’ In Collusion)

Simona Mangiante, Papadopoulos’ wife, is now drawing attention to two other encounters that Papadopoulos has had over the past two years that she considers “highly suspicious.” One of those contacts offered to pay Papadopoulos $30,000 a month while he worked inside the Trump administration, she told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“It looks to be one among a series of attempts to entrap George,” Mangiante, a former attorney in the European Parliament, told TheDCNF. “The question today to me [is whether] these people are simply shady businessmen or are they part of a greater attempt to entrap George in illegal activity.”

One of the people who has raised red flags is Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman who is alleged to be a major source for the infamous Steele dossier. Papadopoulos also had a mysterious encounter with an Israeli national on the Greek island of Mykonos, Mangiate, who married Papadopoulos in March, said.

TheDCNF has not found evidence that Millian or the Israeli national attempted to set up Papadopoulos. Neither responded to requests for comment.

Papadopoulos and Millian met for the first time at around the same time the FBI opened its counterintelligence investigation, code-named “Crossfire Hurricane,” TheDCNF has learned.
There is more.

It looks like more than one person was trying to entrap Papadopoulos who is a relatively young guy with limited experience in campaigns who originally worked in the Ben Carson campaign.  I suspect the Mueller team was also trying to entrap him and they appear to have been successful.


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